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Acknowledgement of country
AHL acknowledges the Arrernte people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate the hostel. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Hostel details
Health and Medical
About this hostel

21 resident units (contain 2 single beds), with an attached bathroom, 4 of the units are disability friendly.

Unemployed residents
Single rate - shared room
$36 per night
Single rate - sole occupancy
$52 per night
Partnered rate - both partners in-room
$32 per night, per person
Employed residents
Employed rate
$65 per night
Children and young people
Children - 2 to 20 years of age
$10 per night, per child
Infant - under 2 years of age
No charge
Tertiary students
Tertiary education student
$30 per night
The rates above are for self-booking individuals. If you are a Patient Assistant Travel Scheme (PATS) provider, interested in booking on behalf of a client, the relevant state/territory PATS accommodation rate will apply. Please contact the hostel.
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Hostel amenities
  • Parking
  • Laundry
  • BBQ Area
  • Dining Room
  • TV Room
  • Accessibility
Hostel story

The hostel’s name was changed in 1984 to Topsy Smith Hostel, in recognition of well-known Arabunna woman Topsy Smith, a pioneer of Central Australia in the early to mid-1900s, who spent her life caring for First Nations children at an institution known as The Bungalow in Alice Springs.

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